smooth softshell

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Noun1.smooth softshell - river turtle of Mississippi basinsmooth softshell - river turtle of Mississippi basin; prefers running water
pancake turtle, soft-shelled turtle - voracious aquatic turtle with a flat flexible shell covered by a leathery skin; can inflict painful bites
genus Trionyx, Trionyx - type genus of the Trionychidae
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We suspect that the Smooth Softshell occurs in sandy channels of the Platte River in Hall County; however, there are no records of this species along the Platte River in central or western parts of the state (Ballinger et al., 2010).
Differential utilization of streams has been observed in the spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera) and the smooth softshell turtle (Apalone mutica), two closely related congeners that inhabit Missouri rivers and streams.
This Preferred Species study habitat Common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) yes pond/river Smooth Softshell (Apalone mutica) river Spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera) yes river Common musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) yes pond/river Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) yes pond/river Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) yes pond/river Cooter (Pseudemys concinna) river Common map turtle (Graptemys geographica) river False map turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica) river Ouachita map turtle (Graptemys ouachitensis) river Table 6.